The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today announced a new priority area for its grants, supporting servicemen and servicewomen. Beginning on March 1, 2016, the Weinberg Foundation will consider grant requests from programs serving military members and their families in the categories of workforce development, physical/mental health, and barrier elimination.
The addition of the Veterans program area represents the first change to the Weinberg Foundation’s grants structure since 2005. The Foundation plans to award up to $2 million in grants this fiscal year supporting military members and their families.
The Weinberg Foundation will consider support for the following programs assisting military members:
- Providing a smooth transition (for spouses as well) to the workforce. Such services may include translating military skills into credentials or bridging the training gap between military service and civilian life.
- Treating catastrophic injuries or post-traumatic stress. Services may include, but not be limited to, mental health counseling, home rehabilitation, or peer support programs.
- Addressing or removing barriers, including discharge status or legal issues, which may allow the individual or family to access housing, employment, medical care, and benefits never before available.
To learn more about the new Veterans program area click here.